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Coccygeoplasty: treatment for fractures of the coccyx.

Research paper by L Mark LM Dean, Mubin I MI Syed, Solomon A SA Jan, Neel A NA Patel, Azim A Shaikh, Kamal K Morar, Omar O Shah

Indexed on: 12 May '06Published on: 12 May '06Published in: JVIR: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology



Abstract

Percutaneous vertebroplasty and sacroplasty are becoming common modalities of treatment for vertebral body compression fractures and sacral insufficiency fractures, respectively. The present report describes a case of a coccygeal fracture treated with injection of polymethylmethacrylate cement, which resulted in immediate relief of symptoms. It is suggested that this procedure be called coccygeoplasty.